Germany’s third-largest city and state capital instantly charms anyone who is on the lookout for a massive pint of beer in one of the city’s iconic beer halls or beer gardens. It’s no secret when upon hearing the Bräuhaus and Biergarten will help you navigate and discover gems that will quench your thirst with the help of a massive beer stein. Proßt!
To avoid the confusion, in German, a Bräuhaus, translate to a privately-owned brewery. Usually, they’ll be noisy, filled with jolly people and good food and beer. You can always wait for a member of the staff to assign you a table or can choose one yourself. However, if you see the word “STAMMTISCH” on the table, the latter is usually reserved for regulars, so unless someone invites you to join them, find another free table. As for Biergarten, the latter translates for an outdoor area where beer and local food are served. Depending on the location, self-service is usually what one will find at any beer gardens; but fret not, usually a restaurant, a pub or even a beer hall is attached to the beer garden.
See below the ultimate guide to Munich’s beer gardens and beer halls.
Schneider Bräuhaus München (Weisses Bräuhaus)
Home to the well-known wheat-beer brewery, this beer hall located in the heart of the city offers an extensive menu of classic Bavarian dishes.
Tal 7, 80331 München, Germany
Dating back to the 16th century, this 3-floor beer hall is without a doubt an institution in Munich. Must-see!
Platzl 9, 80331 München, Germany
With a terrace open during summer, the establishment is located nearby a hostel, which makes it a prime location for backpackers!
Landsberger Str. 19, 80339 München, Germany
Famous for its grilled pork sausages, they get their unmatched flavor by being roasted them over an open beech wood fire. Other classic Bavarian dishes can be found on site.
Frauenplatz 9, 80331 München, Germany
Lakeside beer garden located in one of Munich’s most beautiful parks which offers an upscale cuisine that focuses on seafood.
Kleinhesselohe 3, 80802 München, Germany
Set in a 1930s building with a modern twist this café often hosts event and even has a large garden.
Sophienstraße 7, 80333 München, Germany
A typical Bavarian beer hall with a large garden. Classic at best.
Nymphenburger Str. 2, 80335 München, Germany
A beer garden at the Chinese Tower Site? Why not!
Englischer Garten 3, 80538 München, Germany